It is Monday of Thanksgiving week and there is much happening here at the Casa.
Someone is out looking for another job and taking care of other business, and the kids and I are terrorizing the cats...er...tidying up a bit.
This is a somewhat traditional post for me - every year I write a little something about this week, as it is the lead-off to The Silly Season and often one of my busiest here at the Casa.
So, here we go.
Monday (today) - Dental appointment for Sprout (all good, just a check-up). Housekeepery of all sorts.
Tuesday - Possibly making a pie, possibly two. Pulling the turkey from the freezer. Pulling the turkey stock from the freezer. Mashing turnips and carrots. More housework, including washing every last dish/bowl/platter that we'll use on Thursday since they're the "good" dishes* and sit all year until I pull them out for Thanksgiving
Wednesday - cleaning, cleaning, more cleaning (I move slowly, the Casa is enormous, and I am not a good housekeeper so when we DO clean, it's a job). Getting the dressing ready to bake. Maybe making the green bean casserole ahead of time. Panicking about the butter - is two pounds enough for the day? Gah! Making sure the table linens are washed and ready to use and pulling out the "good" flatware**.
Thursday - Turkey goes in to bake. Dressing goes in to bake. Green bean casserole goes in to bake. Green beans are steamed. Finishing up any last minute cleaning. Children are shooed outside to frolic. Friends and family trickle in. Set the table. Fill the water pitcher. Watch TV and baste the turkey. Make food, food, more food. Serve. Eat. Coma. Dessert and coffee/tea. More coma. Play games. Pack leftovers to go for guests. Sleep well.
Friday - NO SHOPPING!!! There may,however, be cookie baking. Lots of cookie baking. Certainly lots of leftovers eating and probably some Netflix watching. Almost certainly crocheting.
Saturday - Start figuring out Yule stuff, maybe start addressing holiday cards...or, who am I kidding? Napping.
Sunday - I'm not gonna and you can't make me!
How is your week shaping up?
*These are dishes that Mum and I bought one piece at a time from a grocery store a long, long,looooong time ago. Service for fourteen including serving dishes, either free or bargain priced with purchase of a certain amount of groceries. I love them. Not fancy, but pretty and simple and I like them.
**Not sterling, but some rather lovely and solid stainless steel flatware from the Oneida Company, back when there was a Betty Crocker catalog and we clipped Betty Crocker points from boxes and saved them in a tin on top of the refrigerator. Service for twelve, and some day I hope to expand it and add more serving pieces and other cutlery, but that'll have to wait a bit because it's a discontinued pattern and getting the pieces I'd like to have will cost a small fortune. I adore my pattern, bought a few pieces at a time through the mail with little bits of cardboard and postage paid.